31 January 2022

HMRC tackle SME R&D Tax Relief abuse

HMRC has released its review of R&D tax relief (also known as R&D tax credit), alongside details that confirm extra measures that will be put in place to end the abuse of R&D tax relief. Recent data suggests a loss of over £300 million due to fraud and error in R&D claims. In such cases, companies had claimed cash through the payable tax credit, despite having no R&D activity. Moreover, HMRC have also identified structures that had been set up with the intention to claim the payable tax credit, despite there being little employment or activity in the UK.
14 January 2022

HMRC Relax Self-Assessment Tax Return Penalties

️HMRC have announced that they will not be charging late filing penalties for 2020/21 self-assessment tax returns, provided it is submitted by 28 February 2022.
27 July 2021

Payment on Account – What is it and how does it work?

If you’re new to the world of self-employment, knowing when to pay HMRC as well as how much you need to pay can sometimes be difficult. So, we’ve put together a quick guide to help you keep on top of this and maybe even help you save some money next time you pay in.
17 June 2021

VAT Deferment – Action by 21 June

For those who took advantage of the HMRC VAT deferment scheme last year, the potential to delay repayment until 2022 runs out on 21 June.
25 March 2021

Changes to IR35 from April 2021

Changes in IR35 rules from 2021 will mean employees, but through their own Personal Service Company (PSC), pay the same Income Tax and National Insurance contributions as other employees. From April 2021, businesses will have the responsibility of deciding whether the employment taxes and National Insurance contributions should be deducted.
9 March 2021

SME R&D Tax Credit & the new PAYE Cap

HMRC have introduced a restriction for the amount of R&D tax credit received by SMEs in a year. Effective from 1 April 2021, the cap is set at £20,000 plus three times the company’s total PAYE and NIC liability for SMEs claiming R&D tax credits.
25 February 2021

HMRC’s Worldwide Disclosure Facility and its link to Italy

HMRC have began issuing "nudge letters" to UK residents with a financial connection to Italy and potential tax liabilities on overseas income or gains, prompting them to make a disclosure under the Worldwide Disclosure Facility (WDF).
9 January 2021

VAT and Brexit – Online Sales of Goods & the £135 Rule

HMRC have published detailed rules for sales of consignments of goods valued at or below £135. For some time HMRC have been concerned that overseas vendors were not charging and accounting for UK VAT and these rules seek to remedy this.
16 December 2020

HMRC Collects £34m in Penalties after Resuming Tax Investigations